Pistons say Griffin still day-to-day with troublesome knee
ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 13, 2019 07:26 AM
FILE - DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 26: The jersey of Blake Griffin #23 of the Detroit Pistons as seen during the game against the Washington Wizards on December 26, 2018 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Chris Schwegler/NBAE via Getty Images) (EDITORS NOTE this image has been converted to black and white)
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Pistons coach Dwane Casey says star forward Blake Griffin is still day-to-day heading into the postseason.
The NBA playoffs start Saturday (Sunday, PHL time), but Detroit opens its series against top-seeded Milwaukee on Sunday night (Wednesday, PHL time). The extra rest was a bit of a break for the Pistons, who also get two days off before Games 2 and 3. Griffin, who has been dealing with a troublesome left knee, did not play in the regular-season finale Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) when Detroit wrapped up a playoff spot by winning at New York.
Griffin played 75 games this season, his most since 2013-14, when he was with the Los Angeles Clippers. He averaged a career-high 24.5 points per game, along with 7.5 rebounds and 5.4 assists. He also made a career-high 189 three-pointers, shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc.